This morning I had my first visit with spine surgeon, Kurt Von Rueden. He has just moved his office to the Lakeway Medical Center so things were not yet running as smoothly as he wished. It was not really a problem for me, however. It’s a 32-mile round trip but is manageable.
He was not satisfied with my MRI because it didn’t give him everything he needed to know; so he wants me to have a more definitive type of X-ray done. The lab is supposed to call me to set up an appointment. After that, I’ll see him for another visit to determine our next steps. He said that he has seen many situations like mine and that it will be easy and simple to correct. That sounds very encouraging to me.
He also wanted a specific type of injection from Austin Pain Associates. He gave me a prescription for it. My appointment for that is Monday, May 6.
Today we are having record cool temperatures due to a cold front that blew in this morning.